DanDana Ep. 08 | Sheikh Imam and Egypt Part I Mon, 2019-08-26 17:00

DanDana hosts Christina Hazboun and Yamen Mekdad chat with music historian Hazem Jamjoum. Travelling back in history to Egypt in 1918 we explore the life and music of Sheikh Imam Issa, one of the most prominent revolutionary artists of the twentieth century Arab world. We discuss the political turmoil and historic events that Sheikh Imam engaged in his music, especially since he joined his efforts with those of street poet Ahmed Fouad Negm. In part I, we discuss the singer and poet’s lives and work until their imprisonment by Nasser in the late 1960’s.

Tracklist:

Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm  Eza El Shams Gher2et

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Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm  Kelmeteen la Masr

Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fouad Negm  Baqaret 7a7a

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